TAMIU Student Center Bows New Digital Cinema
Where can you present your next seminar or film festival in digital
cinema with surround sound?
That would be at the new Texas A&M International University Student
Center Auditorium and Digital Cinema.
Installed last August, the new digital cinema allows users to show DVDs
and videos, play CDs or make computer-based presentations. The results
are digital images that display visual depth and accuracy... all with
Users control the functions to the Student Center Auditorium and Digital
Cinema from a monitor mounted on the lectern or a 4-inch monitor in the
audio booth. The user-friendly monitor basically turns the presenter into
a production crew, explained Betty Momayezi, executive director of TAMIU
"An LCD touch screen monitor allows the user to control the lights
and drop the projection screen while previewing a DVD on the monitor.
The previewing capability provides seamless switching between audio and
video that allows the user to change from DVD to videotape to a computer
screen without any awkward jumps," Momayezi explained.
She said the new system provides a wide range of uses. For example,
University groups recently presented several films for their Election
Film Series and the TAMIU International Film Festival Spring 2005 is scheduled
for March 31 - April 2, 2005.
Momayezi noted use is not limited to University groups. Recently, the
Department of Homeland Security used the auditorium's new equipment for
The 300-pound digital projector currently provides projection for a
range of uses, but Momayezi said future modifications are planned.
"We'll add cable television, a 5-disc DVD player, video recording
capability and a custom-designed lectern with a flush-mounted controller
on the lectern surface, enhancing an already impressive digital cinema,"
The Student Center Auditorium and Digital Cinema is located in the Student
Center in room 236.
An auditorium reservation form is available at www.tamiu.edu/reservation
or contact Laura Cortez at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 326.2930.
For more information on the TAMIU International Film Festival Spring
2005, please contact Dr. Sweety Law at 326.2642 or e-mail email@example.com.
University office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests
and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information
Services at firstname.lastname@example.org